Megan - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
My 14 year old SS (15 in Aug.) is watching himself and his 10 year old brother this summer while their dad and I are at work. I am thrilled because it means I no longer have to do the mad babysitter dash for the summer. Its hard to find a sitter who will watch the boys in such chopped up manner that summer visitation schedule creates.
I would even leave the 10 year old by himself for a short time just to get him comfortable with it, although we haven't done that.
I feel like this is plenty old enough. Do you? At what age did you or would you leave the kids alone? And what did you expect for them to accomplish during the day while you are gone?